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Re: [h-e-w] pb with the use of Merge

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] pb with the use of Merge
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 13:37:23 +0300

> Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 10:04:14 +0100
> From: "Phil Betts" <address@hidden>
> Alternatively, you could have installed cygwin-mount.el and
> kept all that juicy cygwin goodness.
> As its name suggests, the cygwin-mount.el library allows emacs 
> to understand cygwin mount points.
> The latest version is available here:
> For me, running Windows without cygwin would be unthinkable.

Cygwin is okay, if it does for you what you want, but please note that
cygwin-mount.el solves only one of several incompatibilities between
Cygwin and native Windows programs.  As an example, there are
incompatibilities in how pipes and tty's are emulated, which might
cause grief to users of GUD, "M-x shell", and other similar features.
Another problem is emulation of signals.  Admittedly, these issues
raise their head only in very specific situations, but when they do,
they can drive users crazy.  Needless to say, cygwin-mount.el does
nothing to solve these problems.

If you like Cygwin, I think it's better to switch to the Cygwin build
of Emacs.

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